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Course 2011-2012 a.y.

20349 - TECHNIQUES FOR INNOVATION MANAGEMENT


CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLAPI - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT
Department of Management and Technology

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLMG (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - M (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - IM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - MM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - AFC (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - CLAPI (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - CLEFIN-FINANCE (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - CLELI (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - ACME (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - DES-ESS (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - EMIT (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08)
Course Director:
ALFONSO GAMBARDELLA

Classes: 31 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: ALFONSO GAMBARDELLA


Course Objectives

This course provides the students with basic tools and methods to produce empirical evidence to support decision-making processes in firms. Since these methods are particularly common in the analysis of innovation and new product development, topics in this area represent the leading example of the course. However, the methods are broad enough to cover other areas of managerial decision, like demand analysis for the commercialization of products. As a result, the tools of the course can be useful in a large number of settings or situations.


Course Content Summary
  • Testing hypothesis using tables, figures or "stories"
  • Assessing causality relationships in firms, demand of new products or innovation analyses
  • The use of natural experiments to evaluate innovation or new product development projects
  • Other approaches to the evaluation of innovation or new product development projects
  • How to best select your sample for innovation studies and related decision-making
  • The anaysis of the survival of innovation projects

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Attending students
The evaluation of the attending students is based on an empirical project produced in groups and presented in class and individual class participation.

Non-attending students
Written exam based on three questions drawn from a list of questions distributed before the end of the course.


Textbooks
  • Papers made available to the students at the beginning of the course
Last change 30/03/2011 12:00